Hard to believe that fall is already upon us...but it is, so you might as well be prepared, right? One of the best ways to do that is by getting regular acupuncture treatments to help boost your immunity and keep you healthy throughout the season. In Chinese medicine, fall is related to the Lung energy and the Lungs are very important in maintaining your wei qi or immune defense so you don't get sick. Fall is also about letting go, either emotionally or physically, and if your Fall energy is out of balance, this may be a difficult time for you. You may find yourself clinging to old habits or relationships or feeling sadder than usual, and physically, for example, you may be experiencing difficulty with digestion this time of year. Whatever imbalance your body may be experiencing now, acupuncture can help get you back on the right track! Many people specifically get acupuncture during the change of the four seasons to help make the transition a little easier. This, in addition to regular maintenance treatments, is one of the best things you can do for yourself to maintain your health and happiness no matter what the season, I look forward to helping you with that goal!
Although it seems unlikely at the moment, spring really is on its way. I promise. Before we know it, plants will be bursting from the ground and turning green everywhere we look. Of course, along with all that green comes pollen. Ah, the price we pay for wishing for less snow and cold! Luckily, acupuncture and herbs are very helpful for seasonal allergies and all the symptoms that go along with them. From a Chinese medicine point of view, allergies are due to a weakness in the bodies wei qi. This is sort of like your immune system, so when it is weak, outside pathogens can invade the body and wreak havoc...enter spring allergies! Acupuncture helps to boost the bodies wei qi as well as alleviating symptoms such as watery, itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, fuzzy head, you get the idea. Don't wait until it's too late, make your appointment today and stay ahead of allergy season...or else!